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The Best Kamal Haasan Movies 

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List of the best Kamal Haasan movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Kamal Haasan's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Kamal Haasan movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Kamal Haasan movies will be at the top of the list. Kamal Haasan has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Kamal Haasan movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Kamal Haasan films to end the squabble once and for all.

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Kamal Haasan, Nassar, Tinnu Anand

Released: 1987

Directed by: Mani Ratnam

Nayakan, also known as Nayagan, is a 1987 Indian Tamil crime drama film written and directed by Mani Ratnam and starring Kamal Haasan. It is loosely based on the real-life Bombay underworld don ...more
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Kamal Haasan, Aruna Irani, Johnny Lever

Released: 1996

Directed by: S. Shankar

Indian is a 1996 Tamil language Indian action-thriller directed by Shankar and produced by A. M. Rathnam. The film stars Kamal Haasan in dual roles with Manisha Koirala, Urmila Matondkar, ...more

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Kamal Haasan, Nassar, Srividya

Released: 1989

Directed by: Singeetam Srinivasa Rao

Apoorva Sagodharargal is a 1989 Tamil dramedy film directed by Singeetam Srinivasa Rao. It starred Kamal Hassan in three roles, as a mechanic, a circus clown who is a dwarf and a police officer, ...more
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Thevar Magan Kamal Haasan, Nassar, Revathi

Released: 1992

Directed by: Bharathan

Thevar Magan is a 1992 Indian Tamil drama film produced by, written by and starring Kamal Haasan in the title role. It was directed by Bharathan and also stars Sivaji Ganesan, Nassar, Revathi ...more
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Kamal Haasan, Nassar, Meena

Released: 1996

Directed by: K. S. Ravikumar

Avvai Shanmugi is a 1996 Tamil comedy film, directed by K. S. Ravikumar and written by Crazy Mohan, which is an Indian adaptation of the American comedy film, Mrs. Doubtfire. The film features ...more
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Kamal Haasan, Nassar, Urvashi

Released: 1991

Directed by: Singeetam Srinivasa Rao

Michael Madhana Kama Rajan is a 1990 Tamil comedy film directed by Singeetam Srinivasa Rao and written by Kamal Haasan, with Crazy Mohan penning the dialogues. The film also feature large ...more
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Kamal Haasan, Nassar, R. Madhavan

Released: 2003

Directed by: Sundar C.

Anbe Sivam is a 2003 Indian Tamil drama film written by Kamal Haasan and directed by Sundar C. The film follows the events of an unexpected journey from Bhubaneswar to Chennai which is ...more
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Kamal Haasan, Mallika Sherawat, Asin

Released: 2008

Directed by: K. S. Ravikumar

Dasavathaaram is a 2008 Indian Tamil science fiction disaster film, directed by K. S. Ravikumar. It stars Kamal Haasan, who wrote the screenplay and story of the film, in ten distinct roles. ...more
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Kamal Haasan, Sridevi, Silk Smitha

Released: 1982

Directed by: Balu Mahendra

Moondram Pirai is a 1982 Indian Tamil drama film written, directed and filmed by Balu Mahendra. The film features Kamal Haasan and Sridevi in the lead roles, while Silk Smitha, Poornam ...more
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Kamal Haasan, Prakash Raj, Jyothika

Released: 2006

Directed by: Gautham Menon

Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu is a 2006 Tamil crime-detective-thriller film written and directed by Gautham Menon. Starring Kamal Haasan, Jyothika, Kamalinee Mukherjee, Prakash Raj and Daniel Balaji in ...more
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Kamal Haasan, Jayaram, Meena

Released: 2000

Directed by: K. S. Ravikumar

Thenali is a 2000 Indian Tamil comedy-drama film directed by K. S. Ravikumar and written by Crazy Mohan. The film stars Kamal Haasan in the title role, along with Jayaram, Jyothika, and ...more
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Kamal Haasan, Jayasurya, Prakash Raj

Released: 2004

Directed by: Jacques Doillon, Saran

Vasool Raja MBBS is a 2004 Tamil comedy film starring Kamal Haasan and directed by Saran. This film is a remake of Hindi film Munnabhai MBBS. It was the first Kamal film to beat the record set ...more
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Shah Rukh Khan, Kamal Haasan, Hema Malini

Released: 2000

Directed by: Kamal Haasan

Hey Ram is a 2000 Indian drama film simultaneously made in Tamil and Hindi language. The film was written, directed and produced by Kamal Haasan and he also starred as the protagonist in the ...more
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Kamal Haasan, Jayaram, Urvashi

Released: 2002

Directed by: K. S. Ravikumar

Panchathantiram is a 2002 Tamil comedy film directed by K. S. Ravikumar and written by Crazy Mohan. The film features Kamal Haasan, Simran and Ramya Krishnan in the lead roles, with a large ...more
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Kamal Haasan, Girish Karnad, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam

Released: 1991

Directed by: Santhana Bharathi

Gunaa is a 1991 Tamil drama film directed by Santhana Bharathi and written by Sab John. The film stars Kamal Haasan, newcomer Roshini in lead roles with Rekha, S. P. Balasubramaniam, Girish ...more
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Kamal Haasan, Cochin Haneefa, Lakshmi

Released: 1993

Directed by: Santhana Bharathi

Mahanadi is a 1994 Tamil-language Indian drama film directed by Santhana Bharathi featuring Kamal Hassan, Sukanya, and Cochin Haneefa. It portrays the grief of a humble villager, who sees his ...more
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Kamal Haasan, Sridevi, S. Ve. Shekher

Released: 1980

Directed by: K. Balachander

Varumaiyin Niram Sivappu is a 1980 Tamil-language Indian feature film directed by K. Balachander, starring Kamal Haasan and Sridevi in the lead roles. The film was remade in Telugu as Aakali ...more
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Kamal Haasan, Nassar, Rohini

Released: 2004

Directed by: Kamal Haasan

Virumaandi is a 2004 Indian Tamil film written, directed, and starring Kamal Haasan in the title role. The film revolves around the interview of two prison inmates, firstly Kothala Thevar life ...more
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Sigappu Rojakkal Kamal Haasan, Sridevi, K. Bhagyaraj

Released: 1978

Directed by: P. Bharathiraja

Sigappu Rojakkal is a 1978 Tamil thriller film starring Kamal Haasan and Sridevi. Directed by P. Bharathiraja, music by Ilaiyaraaja and cinematography by P. S. Nivas In an era of over-dramatised ...more
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Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Sridevi

Released: 1977

Directed by: P. Bharathiraja

16 Vayathinile is a 1977 Tamil feature film directed by Bharathiraja. The film stars Kamal Haasan, Sridevi and Rajinikanth. The film also marks the debut of the famous South Indian comedian ...more
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Kamal Haasan, Revathi, Rekha Mallick

Released: 1986

Directed by: K. Balachander

Punnagai Mannan is a 1986 Tamil film directed by K. Balachander. Starring Kamal Haasan and Revathi in the lead roles, the film is Haasan's 25th film with Balachander. Coincidentally, it is music ...more
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Kuruthipunal Kamal Haasan, Nassar, Geetha

Released: 1995

Directed by: P. C. Sreeram

Kuruthipunal is a 1995 Tamil action thriller film directed by veteran cinematographer P. C. Sreeram. The film stars Kamal Haasan in the lead role, with Arjun and Nassar in supporting roles. The ...more
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Kamal Haasan, Nassar, Kaviyoor Ponnamma

Released: 1988

Directed by: Suresh Krissna

Sathya is a 1988 Tamil-language Indian feature film directed by Suresh Krissna and produced by Kamal Haasan starring Kamal Haasan himself along with Amala. The film was remake from the 1985 ...more
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Kamal Haasan, Ramesh Aravind, Kovai Sarala

Released: 1995

Directed by: Balu Mahendra

Sathi Leelavathi is a 1995 Tamil comedy film co-written and directed by Balu Mahendra. The film was produced by Kamal Haasan, with story by Ananthu and dialogues by Crazy Mohan with Ilaiyaraja ...more
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Kamal Haasan, Nassar, Manorama

Released: 1988

Directed by: K. Balachander

Unnal Mudiyum Thambi is a Tamil language film starring Kamal Haasan in the lead role. The movie, a re-make of the Telugu film Rudraveena, was released on 4 March 1988.